How Social Media Could Affect Your Personal Injury Claim
If you get injured during a collision and plan to sue the other party for your injuries and damages, you should be very cautious with your use of social media sites while your case is still open. Using social media is second nature to many people today but placing information on sites like this could actually harm your case. Here are a few important things to understand about social media in a situation like this.
Posting details could prove you are lying
One of the main consequences of posting things on social media sites is that the information you post could contradict what you are claiming. For example, if you are saying that the accident left you with major back injuries, it would not be a good idea to post pictures of you playing basketball or something like that. If you post anything about your accident on social media, make sure that it does not conflict with what your claims are about the accident. It is often better to not post anything at all until the case is settled.
Insurance companies and other parties could access this information
The problem with posting things is that anyone could see them, and there are times when people will look, simply to see if they can find anything. For example, the driver of the other car might stalk you on the sites you use to look for evidence that you are lying. Insurance companies sometimes also view social media sites to look for evidence. This is becoming a standard practice in personal injury cases, and it could end up causing you to lose money in your settlement.
Things you should avoid posting after your accident
You should use extreme caution when posting anything on social media during your case, including any details or conversations you have experienced with the lawyer who is handling your case. Additionally, do not post details about the diagnosis you received from your doctor or pictures of yourself. You should avoid posting happy faces or anything else that would make others believe that you are happy and content. You should also avoid posting negative things about the other party involved in the accident.
If you would like to learn more about social media and the effects it could have on your case, make sure you meet with a personal injury attorney, such as those at Curiel & Runion, PLC soon. You can do so by contacting a law firm of your choice.